"WHY IS IT THAT
we value diversity in nature,
but fear it in ourselves & others?"
IT'S TIME FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT.
Neurotypical individuals have been viewing, supporting, “working”
with autistic individuals using a lens of how the neurotypical brain works.
That is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
It is time to listen to Autistics, learn how different brains learn,
and use an approach that teaches one to LEARN and not just comply.
Making Sense of Autism offers support for Autistic individuals, parents of newly identified children, therapists, teachers,
or anyone passionate about learning more about Autism
in the Greater Denver, CO & Phoenix, AZ Areas
We provide insight into how the autistic brain works for Neurotypical individuals who want to learn AND an insight on the Neurotypical brain for Neurodiverse individuals who want to learn.
TO MAKE THIS PARADIGM SHIFT SUCCESSFUL, WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER.
To help non-autistics see, and appreciate,
what life is like
To help non-autistics
recognize that autism is a spectrum disorder composed
of vastly different individuals who need to be understood,
supported and appreciated
To help non-autistics work
with autistic individuals to achieve goals using strategies and sources of motivation
that are meaningful
and desired by
the autistic individual.
Making Sense of Autism will achieve this by using
The Neuro-StrengthsTM Based Support for Autism Framework
Developed by using a combination of a multitude of research studies and the personal experience of Autistic Individuals, this framework to create a paradigm shift provides learners with an understanding of not only how the Autistic brain works but also how to use the strengths of the individual to build on what they already know, can do, and seek to do to provide the motivation they need to learn new skills.
"Throughout my time of working with Autistic individuals, I have looked for the best strategies to help each person meet their individual goals. I can honestly say, once introducing strategies from the Neuro-StrengthsTM Based Support for Autism, I now see joy rather than aversion in my clients as well as an increase in desire to engage and learn.
Identifying and building on strengths to teach important skills
has really made a significant difference."
–SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT
TRAINED IN NSBSA